Cork and Leitrim crashes claim lives of two people

The scene of the fatal collision in Co Cork yesterday.

The woman killed in yesterday’s head-on collision in north Cork has been named as 35-year-old Pamela Ahern from Dungourney.

Ms Ahern’s Kia Sportage was travelling on the R628 in the direction of Conna when it collided with a Land Rover driving towards Rathcormac at about 8.30am.

She was pronounced dead at the scene at Kilcor, about 6km east of Rathcormac and her body was removed to Cork University Hospital. The driver of the Land Rover, a man in his late 30s, was injured and he was brought to Cork University Hospital where he was said to be in a stable condition.

The road was closed at Leary’s Cross to facilitate a forensic investigation and gardaí in Fermoy have appealed to witnesses or anyone with any information to contact Fermoy Garda Station on 025 82100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any station.

Meanwhile, gardaí in Co Leitrim are investigating a crash which claimed the life of a motorcyclist in his 20s yesterday afternoon. The collision between the motorbike and a car occurred between Fenagh and Ballinamore on the R202 at 3pm.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to Sligo General Hospital. No other injuries were reported.

The road was closed to facilitate a forensic investigation and diversions were put in place. Gardaí appealed for witnesses or anyone with any information to contact Carrick-on-Shannon garda station on 071 9650510.

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